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The Herd

My recent challenge for a fall painting was…

Create a Marshall painting that a man would like.

I googled ‘buffalo herd’,

and this image was my favorite:

The colors were dull but I liked the sunlight effects, and

 the sense of movement was perfect,

I was also excited at the limitations of this photo…

because I’d be able to add elements

which would be my own artistic choices.

Here’s a close up…

I decided to paint with pastels,

chalk-like sticks of pigment that can impart vivid color, 

and add something that screamed Marshall and football.

Here’s the result:

Signed and numbered giclee prints in a variety of sizes

both framed (for your convenience) and

unframed (so you can finish it your way)

can be purchased now at Wildflower Gift Gallery.

Also available are reproductions on

gallery-stretched canvas in multiple sizes

like this one hanging in the Holiday Inn.

Thanks for following along,



I’m in love with pastels!

So I did this pastel piece a couple of years ago…

And shared the story here.

Like many artists,

I enjoy trying different forms of media…

and I wrote about that in my little art bio last year, but..

I’ve been primarily focused on watercolor for a while,

and I even made the Kanawha Metro.


after recently completing several commissioned pieces in pastel, and

studying with some pastel artists online…

Sorry watercolor, I’m now in love with pastels!

I’m super excited to be participating (for the first time) in

Art in the Park

this coming May!

I’ll have my original pastels, prints, and framed prints (ready for your wall).

I won’t be taking commissions for the next several months,

so I can focus on the show.

Thanks for following along,